October 07, 2016
Accenture Opens Digital Hub in Chicago to Accelerate Innovation for Clients
Hub brings together digital capabilities with state-of-the-art collaboration technologies; will house more than 500 of Accenture’s marketing, mobility and analytics experts
CHICAGO; Oct. 7, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened an Accenture Digital Hub in Chicago, a more than 70,000-square-foot space that will serve as a go-to destination for the company’s clients to explore the latest innovations that are transforming how organizations compete and grow in today’s fast-changing environment.
Located in the newly developed West Loop, the Hub combines capabilities across the company’s Digital business – including Accenture Interactive, Accenture Mobility and Accenture Analytics – to invent, develop and deliver disruptive innovations for clients. The Hub enables clients to get hands-on with and apply leading technologies – such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and voice interaction – to solve today’s business problems in a digitally-enabled space designed to foster teamwork and inspire innovative thinking. 
“The new Accenture Digital Hub expands our commitment to Chicago, particularly in advancing the city’s leadership in technology,” said Jim Coleman, senior managing director who leads Accenture’s business in Chicago. “We have an ongoing imperative to drive innovation on behalf of our clients – in Chicago and beyond. With this Hub, we will continue helping them invent their futures.”
At the Hub, the company’s clients – working with Accenture teams – are able to access a range of leading-edge digital technologies and collaboration tools, including:
  • A design studio by Fjord – the design and innovation unit of Accenture Interactive – to apply design thinking methodologies and rapid prototyping to create engaging digital services. 
  • The Accenture Connected Analytics Experience, an immersive and collaborative analytics environment to make data more accessible and engaging, enabling clients to reach faster, insight-driven decisions to influence business outcomes.
  • Digitally enabled and fully configurable collaboration and work spaces that feature visual collaboration solutions such as a Microsoft Surface Hub to link locations, teams, content and devices in an connected, shared workspace.
“We’re excited to expand our digital footprint and contribute to Chicago’s fast-growing tech economy,” said Jay Dettling, managing director at Accenture Interactive. “From designing new digital experiences at the Fjord studio to co-creating marketing, content, commerce, analytics and mobility solutions, the Hub will enable us to collaborate with our clients in a totally new way to drive greater innovation and business outcomes.”
Accenture, which employs more than 5,500 people across Chicago, is an active contributor to many of the city’s digital initiatives including Chicago Smart Cities, 1871, the City Digital consortium, Matter and Blue 1647. Focused on helping to grow the city’s digital talent base, Accenture also runs skills-development programs with Girls Who Code and Wright College, the technology and innovation focused college within the City Colleges of Chicago.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
About Accenture Digital
Accenture Digital, comprised of Accenture AnalyticsAccenture Interactive and Accenture Mobility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of business and technology services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics. From developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf, Accenture Digital helps clients leverage connected and mobile devices; extract insights from data using analytics; and enrich end-customer experiences and interactions, delivering tangible results from the virtual world and driving growth. To learn more about Accenture Digital, follow us @AccentureDigi and visit www.accenture.com/digital.
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